Château St. Eulalie’s 2009 Plaisir Minervois is aptly named. In French, plaisir means to please or pleasure, and this tasty wine from the south of France pleases in a big way. I’ve always enjoyed this property’s wines. The 2007 St. Eulalie Plaisir was excellent, memorable even, but the 2009 Plaisir (this month’s feature) is even better. Juicy, polished and delightful with all kinds of foods, it delivers on all fronts to earn a top pick for December’s Premier Series.
Equally impressive is Massone’s 2010 Vignetto Masera Gavi – another old favorite. Bright and fresh like the living waters of a high mountain stream, Massone’s Gavi earns special feature status this month too. It always makes me wonder if the water from the mythical “Fountain of youth” could taste any fresher or be any more vibrant than Massone’s Masera Gavi.
A Votre Santé!